Friday, August 26, 2011

It's a Jungle out there

Hello again

***If you are looking for my Festive Friday's card, please scroll down***

I know, I've been absent the last couple of days and here I am with 2 posts in one day....geesh.  LOL  

My very good friend Amy over at Love to Crop asked me to be a guest designer for this week's challenge on her blog.  I was thrilled that she asked me because she is such a wonderfully talented person.  Have you seen some of her stuff?  Amy and I have been blogging buddies for quite some time now and when she joined the Getting Cricky DT we became even better friends.  She is such an inspiration so you better hurry on over there and check things out.  When she told me the theme was going to be "It's a Jungle out there" I was even more thrilled.  As most of you know my favorite animal is the Elephant; I have such a collection of them from the tiniest stone carving to the biggest wood carving.  I love them so much that I even have a tattoo of one.  I know, a bit obsessive...But the one thing I didn't have was a wall this is what I came up with.
Isn't this cool?
 The base is made from foam core, covered 
with some elephant print paper.  I cut the elephant
head with my E-Craft and the file I got here.
 I cut the head out in 3 layers each shadowed a bit larger
 I inked the base layer and the top layer for dimension
 and then popdotted them on top of each other
I also used an svg tag, but I'm not sure where I got
it from and stamped the sentiment with the Amazing You
stamp set from Getting Cricky and inked around the edges also.

Now make sure you head on over to Amy's blog and link up your "jungle themed" project and you just might be a winner.
  • You may enter as many NEW projects as you would like as long as they fit in the challenge theme.
  • Please include a link to so that others may play along.

I also have a winner to announce from a previous blog hop, but that will have to wait until tomorrow...sorry for the delay, but life has gotten in the way of things this week. 


  1. Wow how elegant your elephant looks. I f you like elephants you should come to India especially Kerala my home state. In case you missed it here is link to my post with elephants:

  2. Brenda, yes it is cool. Love the layering and I'd never know it was foam core!

  3. BTW, congrats on your designer spot with Amy!!! She's a sweetie!

  4. Hi Brenda,

    I'm not sure why I wasn't already a follower before! I'm one now! Great project, I saw it while I was over at Amy's. I love your project! I love elephants so this is just wonderful!


  5. I'm stopping by from Amy's blog Love to Crop. I'm already a follower of your blog. I like how you used the different shades of gray to give the elephant dimension.

  6. WOW, Brenda, this is AMAZING! What a gorgeous wall hanging! I love the texture of the background paper and adding the dimension to the elephant head really makes it stand out! This is just absolutely stunning! LOVE it!! :)


  7. Like the Elephant wall hanging. I have some of that Elephant paper & had forgotten I had it.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  8. Great card. I was sent from Love to Crop to check out your blog and I'm glad I did. I love the Elephants at the bottom of the page, your project looks awesome. I could use a paper like that to make a page from when I went to the Zoo last year. Thanks for sharing your projects and ideas. I will be back to look around some more.

  9. How many details I missed when I saw this on my phone!! LOL... WOW... I love that background texture, it is AWESOME. I really love this -- the dimension on the elephant is SO nice!! Wonderful details, amazing creativity... You ROCK, girlfriend!! :)

    Thanks so much for sharing your talent in the Love To Crop! Challenge!! :)

    Amy :) at


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